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“Hero’s Path” public artwork installed at ACC Fire Station #2

Updated: Jul 9, 2021

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission has announced the installation of new public art work for Athens-Clarke County Fire Station #2, located at 265 Cleveland Road.

“Hero’s Path”, by Baton Rouge-based artist Aaron Hussey, was installed by the artist on Friday, June 18, 2021 and funded by Athens-Clarke County SPLOST. “Hero’s Path” is a 16ft aluminum and steel sculpture with upward-reaching ladders, and castings of a helmet and coat used by firefighters. The base features the ACC EMA logo on one side and the “Firefighter’s Prayer” (written by A.W. “Smokey” Linn, a Kansas firefighter, in 1958) on the other. Hussey’s proposal was selected by a panel of ACC firefighters and approved by the Mayor and Commission in Spring 2019. A dedication ceremony is planned for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. at Fire Station #2.

The ceremony will serve as a ribbon-cutting for the new artwork and a memorial for ACC firefighters who gave their lives in service. For more information, contact ACC Public Art Coordinator, Tatiana Veneruso, at

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Patrick Cline
Patrick Cline
Jul 09, 2021

I can't stop laughing. Did the artist build this "sculpture" in Louisiana or here. Did it take a long time to create this thing of beauty? How much did this cost? Someone will be offended by it and tear it down in Athens. At least it will be easy to climb! You just put the Onion out of business.

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